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Meatless Monday with Vegan Super Bowl Buffet Food

Welcome back to another Meatless Monday recipe share and today we are bringing you some vegan food items that you can make for your Super Bowl XLVII party this coming Sunday. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to promote reducing meat consumption by 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of the planet. We consider our support of this movement part of our CSR business strategies to spread awareness of the impact of our personal choices on our environment.

Our recipes today are perfect buffet items for a crowd of both meat and non-meat eaters: Vegan Frito Pie; Fried Plantains with Black Beans, Roasted Poblanos, Avocado, and Pickled Red Onion; Bean-Stuffed Deep Fried Jalapeños with Salsa Roja; and Whole Wheat Churros. Our savoury recipes come courtesy of Serious Eats and our dessert whole wheat churros come via Sexy Vegan Mama. Now let’s get cooking so you can enjoy Beyoncé reuniting with Destiny’s Child for the half time show.

Vegan Frito Pie

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    courtesy of seriouseats.com

  • 1/2 cup rice wine or distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegan sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • One (2 7/8 ounce bag) Frito’s
  • 1 cup leftover vegan or vegetarian chili, heated
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional
  • 1 or 2 sliced scallions (optional)
  • 1 lime wedge (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add jalapeño and red onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have lightly softened and are translucent and jalapeños have become dirty green, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Carefully slit open the front of the Frito’s bag with a knife or kitchen shears and pull sides apart. Place bag with opening facing up in a bowl. Add half of chili and stir to combine. Top with remaining chili. Garnish with pickled onions and jalapeño rings, sliced avocado, cilantro, and scallions if desired. Allow to sit until softened to desired texture and eat with lime wedge (if desired).

Fried Plantains with Black Beans, Roasted Poblanos, Avocado, and Pickled Red Onionmeatless-monday-fried-plantains-superbowl

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 4 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch segments
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 to 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 batch pickled red onions
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. In a large wok or Dutch oven, heat oil to 300°F. Add plantains and cook until pierced easily with a knife, but not browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  2. Place poblano chiles directly over the flame of a gas burner or as close as possible to the broiler element of an electric oven. Cook, turning occasionally, until deeply charred and blacked on all sides and completely tender, about 8 minutes. Wrap with foil and set aside.
  3. Combine black beans and chopped chiles in a small bowl. Press with back of form to mash lightly.
  4. Carefully peel poblanos under cold running water (or if you can, peel them without rinsing them). Discard stem an seeds and slice flesh into thin strips.
  5. Smash each plantain under a metal can to about 1/4-inch thick. Reheat oil to 400°F. Add plantains (working in batches if necessary). Adjust heat to maintain a temperature of 350°F to 375°F. Fry, agitating occasionally, until plantains are golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with kosher salt.
  6. To serve, spread each plantain with some bean mixture, a slice of avocado, a few strips of pepper, some pickled red onions (along with a jalapeño or serrano slice from the pickles), and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Bean-Stuffed Deep Fried Jalapeños with Salsa Roja

  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
    meatless-monday-Bean-Stuffed-Jalapeños-superbowl

    courtesy of seriouseats.com

  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 9 jalapeño peppers, plit in half, ribs, seeds, and stem removed under running water
  • 1 cup flour
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Salsa roja or Salsa verde for serving

Directions

  1. Combine beans, chiles, and cilantro in a small bowl. Spoon mixture into jalapeño halves. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour and 1 tablespoon salt in a medium bowl. Add 1 cup water and whisk to combine. Mixture should have consistency of thick pancake batter. Place bread crumbs in a second bowl. Working one at a time, coat jalapeños in flour mixture. Allow excess to drip off then transfer to bread crumbs. Coat evenly in bread crumbs and transfer to a large plate. Repeat with remaining jalapeños.
  3. Heat oil to 350°F. Fry jalapeños 9 at a time, agitating occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and season with salt (jalapeños can be held in a 200°F oven while frying second batch). Serve immediately with salsa.

Whole Wheat Churrosmeatless-monday-superbowl-churros

  • 1 c. water
  • 2 T. cane juice crystals or raw sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1/3 c. cane juice crystals or raw sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • You’ll also need a candy thermometer to check oil temperature

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, stir together water, two tablespoons of sugar, salt, and tablespoon of oil. Bring to a gentle boil, and remove from heat.
  2. Stir in flour to make a dough.
  3. In a deep wok, frying pan or deep-fryer, heat frying oil to 350 degrees F.
  4. Load dough into a decorator’s bag (or heavy duty plastic bag with the corner cut off) and squeeze out finger-sized strips of dough into oil.
  5. Fry the strips for 60 to 90 seconds, or until the outsides are a deep, golden brown. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove from oil, and drain on paper towels.
  6. Stir together remaining sugar and cinnamon, then roll drained pastries in sugar mixture.
  7. Serve warm, and enjoy.

This menu illustrates that you can apply your new meat-free values to all gatherings and occasions and still enjoy the flavours you love. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the Meatless Monday pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

Enjoy the game!

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